A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Paul Carvis

Whether you live in Wrexham or anywhere else in the UK, our lawyers will assist with your claim and we will set up a medical at a medical centre near your home.

Have I got a claim for injury compensation?

Updated: September 18, 2016

If you suffered an injury in the last three years and someone else was at fault, Quittance's panel of solicitors can help you make a compensation claim.

Qualifying for personal injury compensation

People who have been diagnosed with certain injuries or illnesses like RSI are frequently still able to claim even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In these circumstances, it is the date that you learn of your diagnosis that matters.

Whether compensation is being claimed for a road accident or work-related illness, proving a claim involves three components. It needs to be shown that a duty of care was owed, that this duty was breached, and the breach was the cause of the injury or illness.

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Calculate your compensation

The injury compensation you are likely to receive is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our online calculator gives you an accurate estimate of the compensation you could get for your injuries.

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Work accident claims in Wrexham

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has handled claims for self employed or employed people, from members of the Royal Navy to TEFL teachers, to claim compensation. Work injury data for the Wrexham local authority are compiled in accordance with regulations by the Government:

RIDAGGR reported work accidents in Wrexham Local Authority2011/122012/132013/14
Other302215
Electrocution100
Machinery related injury1869
Fire related (e.g. scars)010
Harmful substance exposure (e.g. toluene)311
Fall from height (ladder)11814
Animal related (e.g. serious cat scratches)102
Lifting834844
Physical attack1567
Slip, trip, fall same level684645
Struck against584
Struck by moving vehicle324
Struck by object261519
Crushed by something collapsing122

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Road traffic accident claims in Wrexham

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's group of certified lawyers have vast experience in achieving optimum awards for people who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle accident in Wrexham.

Accidents involving cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in Wrexham are reasonably common. Official statistics reveal 5 fatal accidents, 52 serious accidents and 302 slight accidents in 2013 in Wrexham (Total events were 359 local authority district. In 2014 the total had decreased to 343. Incidents in Wrexham in 2013 included road traffic collisions on the A541 and A483 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the A525 and A483 junction.

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Other claims handled by Quittance

Clinical and medical negligence in Wrexham

When a person suffers injury or illness as the result of the lack of care of a GP, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim compensation for medical negligence. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you claim compensation from the NHS trust or private clinic.

If you are only looking for closure or answers instead of a compensation award, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can write to Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.

Read more: Clinical negligence compensation

Slip and trip accidents

Government statistics indicate that employee slips and trips continue to be the most common cause of injury in the Wales workplace in 2015. They are quite often the initiators of injuries attributed to other causes such as being struck by moving machinery or an exposure to an explosion accident. Public liability cases for injuries like strained muscles experienced on poorly maintained paths are also quite common with trips having happened in the local area.

Serious injury

We recognise the change an injury claim will make to the lives of seriously injured Claimants. Quittance's network of expert lawyers fight to achieve compensation for serious injuries, which includes reimbursement for private medical treatment and case costs. Our panel of solicitors have helped Claimants collect compensation for many catastrophic injuries and chronic conditions. Injury and illness referred to as serious and catastrophic range from neck injuries to lung disease.

Read more: Catastrophic injury compensation

Industrial disease

Solicitors can help with claiming maximum compensation for industrial injuries that range from noise induced hearing loss to pesticide poisoning.

Read more: Industrial disease compensation

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Wrexham No Win, No Fee Solicitors

If you are worried about the cost of making a claim, choosing a 'no win, no fee' solicitor means that no legal fees will be due if your claim is not successful. Our solicitors work on a guaranteed no win, no fee basis in Wrexham and throughout the UK.

For more information, see No win, no fee personal injury claims.

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Meet our team

The nationwide panel of Quittance solicitors carry out the legal work for all types of claim in Wrexham, from less severe claims to long term illness. Our lawyers are chosen on the basis of their winning track record and their professionalism.

Meet the team - click here.

Kevin Walker Serious Injury Panel Solicitor
Rakhi Chauhan Road Accident Panel Solicitor
Tim Fieldhouse Industrial Disease Panel Solicitor
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Has Quittance handled many claims in Wrexham?

Quittance Legal Services (QLS) is a national panel of award winning personal injury solicitors that helps claimants in Wrexham and across the country, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In 2017, we have assisted hundreds of claimants throughout Wrexham seek compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including slips and trips at work and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, we offer a service that is as stress-free as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team at the end of the phone, frees you to focus on your recovery and recuperation.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Quittance offer 100% No Win, No Fee

If your claim is not successful, our No Win, No Fee policy covers 100% of your legal fees. This means that there is no financial risk in making a claim.

How to choose the best no win no fee personal injury solicitor for your claim

You will be in contact with your legal representative for a long period of time, from many months for minor injuries to over a year for complex cases. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the level of service offered by different firms varies.

Your legal representative should be someone you can rely on at every step of the process to offer compassionate practical guidance and specialist legal advice.

Wrexham personal injury solicitor reviews

Service standards offered by injury lawyers, as with any service, vary considerably.

Online personal injury solicitor reviews can certainly be informative if you are weighing up which solicitor to pick.

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The diversity in the amount of fees charged by law firms working on Conditional Fee Agreements is significant.

As an example the amount retained by a successful Claimant being awarded compensation of ?4,389 for a severe thumb dislocation could vary from ?2,633 to ?3,731.

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Do you have to choose a lawyer in Wrexham?

You do not need to choose a solicitor near you.

The only element of a personal injury claim that usually should be carried out locally is the medical. This exam is carried out in partnership with a member of our national medical network.

Case studies

Serious Injury Solicitor

Rakhi Chauhan secures £80,000 following a road collision with a lorry

The victim was forced off the road when a lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel.

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Serious Injury Solicitor

Kevin Walker obtains £80,000 for a construction worker's catastrophic hand injury

The worker also recieved trauma-specialist physiotherapy, welfare advice and state-of-the-art prostheses.

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

About the author

Paul is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and has served as a Deputy District Judge, giving him a uniquely broad understanding of the claims process.

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